With one amendment, Arizona lawmakers agreed to make several changes to controversial anti-abortion laws adopted in recent years, a move that should settle three costly legal challenges to those laws.Read More »
When the argument over Medicaid expansion turned into a debate over public funds going to abortion providers, Republican Rep. Paul Boyer, one of a handful of lawmakers who stood with the governor on the Capitol lawn when she announced her plan, took a trip to the Grand Canyon to clear his head.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer forcefully declared that her proposal to expand the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to hundreds of thousands of new patients is a pro-life plan. As a pro-life governor, she said, she will not sit idly by while people suffer. Since then, opponents of her plan have taken up the pro-life mantle in the Legislature.Read More »
Broadening their attack, pro-life activists in Arizona took direct aim at Planned Parenthood this year in an effort to deal the organization a crippling financial blow.Read More »
Capitol Police have removed a man from the Senate gallery after he disrupted proceedings by shouting that abortion is sin, and thanking Sen. John McCain.Read More »
While a bill allowing religiously motivated employers to deny contraception coverage to workers spurred heated debate on its path to becoming law this session, one of its provisions was largely overlooked.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases, making Arizona one of only a handful of states in the country with such a restriction.Read More »
In a startling turn of events, state senators today rejected a proposal to allow employers with religious objections to deny contraception coverage to their workers.
The measure was defeated by a close margin – 13-17. But the battle isn’t over yet.
The Senate today approved a proposal that makes it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion if the fetus is determined to be at least 20 weeks old.
The measure brings pro-life advocates closer to their goal of blunting the impact of Roe v. Wade, the decades-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave women the right to an abortion.
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate sparred Thursday over sweeping anti-abortion legislation that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and institutes new disclosure requirements, including one that requires women to look at a state-run website with images of fetuses at two-week intervals.Read More »